Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade (2017-2019) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR1000RR made between 2017 and 2020.

The CBR1000RR, marketed in some countries as the “Fireblade”, is a 998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder superbike, introduced by Honda in 2004 as the 7th generation of the CBR series of motorcycles that began with the CBR900RR in 1992.

Here are all the CBR1000RR Fireblades:

  • 2004-2005 CBR1000RR: the original that took over from the CBR954RR FireBlade. First with a 998.4cc engine.
  • 2006-2007 CBR1000RR: Revised intake, cam, and valves for higher redline and more power. Higher compression 12.2:1 ratio. Bigger 320mm front discs. 42 tooth rear sprocket.
  • 2008-2016 CBR1000RR: New 999.8 cc engine with slightly shorter stroke. Higher 12.3:1 compression ratio, lighter engine internals leading to higher 13000 rpm redline, revised steering damper, slipper clutch. Full LCD dash from 2012.
  • 2014-2016 CBR1000RR SP: Same as 2012 revision (with LCD), but Ohlins front and rear suspension and Brembo monoblock calipers.
  • 2017-2019 CBR1000RR: Slightly shorter stroke engine, 5-axis IMU, TFT display.
  • 2017-2019 CBR1000RR SP: Same but with semi-active suspension.
  • 2020 CBR1000RR-R: Much shorter stroke, higher-revving 999.7 cc engine.
  • 2020 CBR1000RR-R SP: Same but with 2nd gen semi-active Ohlins front and rear Smart EC suspension and Brembo Stylema calipers.

The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade has gone through many phases of evolution since its first launch. This latest generation launched in 2017 with these changes over the previous CBR1000RR major update in 2008:

  • Throttle by wire and traction control, with selectable ride modes
  • Standard ABS (this was an option since 2009)
  • A retuned engine making 141 kW (189 hp)
  • A 14kg (33 lb) weight reduction
  • On the SP model: Öhlins electronic suspension, Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers, and a Titanium fuel tank

In 2019 there was a minor update to the electronics, separating traction control from wheelie control, as well as tweaking the ABS.

In 2020 the CBR1000RR was replaced by the higher spec CBR1000RR-R.

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What you need to service your 2017-2019 CBR1000RR

To service your CBR1000RR, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you will need slightly different parts depending on what generation of bike you have.

For the 2017-2019 models, here’s what you need.

Part2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR spec
OilThis is consistent between Fireblades. Honda recommends Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil, or another oil that is SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA or better. Motul 300v is a popular choice for sportbikes. Engine oil drain bolt torque is 30 Nm (22 lb-ft)
Oil filterA high-quality drop-in replacement for all Fireblades is the HF204RC, which you can use a wrench to torque down (26 Nm/19 lb-ft)
Spark plugSame for all Fireblades — NGK IMR9E-9HES or the Denso VUH27ES.
Air filter (varies)For the 2017-2019 CBR1000RR use K&N HA-1017 for a good replacement.
Front brake pads (varies)Many Fireblade riders switch to EBC or Galfer double hardened brake pads. For the 2017-2019 models, use these codes:
* Regular CBR1000RR EBC: FA700HH
* Regular CBR1000RR EBC: FD519G1375
* CBR1000RR SP Galfer Race: FD373G1303
Rear brake pads (varies)These are the same for all CBR1000RR Fireblades since 2006 (2004-2005 are different).
* EBC: FA436HH
* Galfer: FD363G1371
Brake fluidMost brands are OK but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4 brake fluid.
GreaseUse a Valvoline lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points.
Chain careUse either Motul chain paste or a full Motul chain care kit for regular chain maintenance.
Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019 maintenance parts

2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR.

Honda gives recommended difficulty levels of various maintenance items in the manual (but really, most of the stuff in the “intermediate” level is achievable by a competent home mechanic)

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual
  • XX:Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace


  • 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
  • 2. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
  • 3. 50 STATE type (meets California).
  • Replacing cooland and brake fluid per Honda “requires mechanical skill”
Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emissions-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4Regular Replace
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*2XII
Spark PlugsXEVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I, EVERY 32,000 mi (51,200 km) R
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine OilRRRR1 Year
Engine Oil FilterRR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant*4III3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control System (CA only)XI
Exhaust Gas Control Valve CableXXI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive ChainEVERY 600 mi (1000 km) I, L
Brake Fluid*4IIIIII2 Years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
Front Fork OilXEvery 18,000 mi (30,000 km) or 36 months: R
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII
Maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR

Honda specifies the following tyre sizes, ships with the following tyres, and gives these recommended tyre pressures in the manual.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)BRIDGESTONE S2IF E
250 kPa / 36 psi
Rear190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)BRIDGESTONE S21R E
290 kPa / 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures (Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019)

About the 2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR

Honda carries its CBR1000RR superbike, a.k.a. ’Fireblade’, into 2017 with little in the way of changes from last year. That’s hardly surprising given the scope and scale of the revisions done prior to MY17 that brought us the newest gen of Honda’s Total Control initiative with a host of electronic goodies to help keep the 189-horsepower engine (10 more ponies than the previous gen) under control. It’s Honda’s first inline four-banger to run a throttle-by-wire induction control, and the factory piled on with Riding Modes, Wheelie Control and more to make the ’Blade serve as a model flagship for the affordable-supersport sector with plenty of influence from the racing department for the ’everyrider’.

That overhangs the split LED headlights. The headlight recess gives way to the intake of the cowling with no weight or space wasted on the lower part of the fairing. It may look a little funny head-on, but the extended cheek fairings close off the void under the lights when viewed in profile.

Rather than spending energy pushing that air aside, the bike allows it to flow into the upper cowling and through vents at the trailing edge where the air then reintegrates with the slipstream with minimal drag. Really clever stuff since it saves energy in a number of ways. Though it can be configured as a race bike with an absolutely slick entry, the street-legal version comes with the necessary mirrors and LED turn signals married together for minimal visual and performance impact so it shouldn’t break your immersion in your race-day fantasy.

In the engine compartment, the ’Blade benefits from both mechanical engineering excellence and magical electronic wizardry. First, the mundane; it measures out just under a liter at 999.8 cc with a 76 mm bore and 55 mm stroke. This oversquare configuration gives the mill a 13-to-1 compression ratio that will demand the finest road champagne but deliver a generous 189 horsepower at 13,000 rpm in return. The full 84 pound-feet of torque comes on by 11,000 rpm, so without a doubt, this mill is built to be wound up tighter than Dick’s hatband.

Manual for the 2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR

2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR.

You can download it from here.

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